Free Entrance Fee at Yellowstone this Weekend!
Veterans Day is Sunday and this weekend all past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces will be honored with free admission at the North and Northeast entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
All other park entrances and interior roads closed at 8 a.m. on Monday but the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction, the Lamar Valley, and on to Cooke City, Montana, is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year.
All entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees, will be waived at all National Park Service sites over the Veteran’s Day weekend. Free admission is offered to all visitors, not just to veterans or military personnel. This annual fee free day was established in 2006.
Active duty members of the U.S. military and their dependents can also pick up a free Military Pass, which provides free entry to all 398 national parks for one year. Active duty members of the U.S. military must show a current, valid military identification card (CAC card), and dependents of active duty military must show a current, valid dependent identification card (DD Form 1173) to obtain their pass. More information is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.